International Faculty-Led Programs

Join us at our Info Session: Designing International Faculty-Led Programs

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 10:00am

Why Design a Short-Term International Faculty-Led Program?

In a 2017 PSU Student survey (887 total respondents), we found: 66% indicated that study abroad is a desirable part of their experience but not realistic because:

  • “It’s not relevant to my degree
  • “I don’t have time
  • “It’s not affordable

Faculty-Led Programs address these barriers by:

  • Academic Relevance: These programs are designed to meet the needs of specific majors
  • Short-Term: Most programs are 2-3 weeks long, allowing working/parenting/busy PSU students the opportunity to study abroad
  • Affordability: Short-term programs are among the least expensive options to study abroad

Meet the Faculty-Led Team

Hannah Fischer, Faculty-Led Coordinator

Hannah is your primary point of contact for developing your program, and works side-by-side you to design, create, market, and administer your program from start to finish. Make an appointment with Hannah at any time using her Calendly Link on this page.

Working together to make these programs a success is a team of international education professionals:

Proposal Deadlines:

Fall Programs: October 1st

Winter Programs: January 1st

Spring Programs: April 1st

Summer Programs: June 1st

Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient, Dr. Brenda Glascott & Director of Education Abroad, Jennifer Hamlow

Attend the Annual Symposium on International Faculty-Led Programs

This event is typically the first Friday in April.


Join faculty, administrators, and providers to share best practices in the field of international faculty-led programming. The Symposium seeks to create engaging learning experiences for attendees while offering opportunities for collaboration and professional growth. This event is FREE for PSU Faculty and strongly encouraged for all international faculty-led program leaders.